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Moody's: Widening Deficit Foreshadows Decline in U.S. Fiscal Strength

With last year's deficit growing to $779 billion, Moody's Investors Service yesterday warned that the country's fiscal position is on a "gradual...
Jun 10, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

S&P Revises Current Outlook

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services confirmed today its AA+ long-term sovereign credit rating on US debt, where it has been since the August 2011...
May 17, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

S&P's Credit Analyst: US Not "Credit-Positive"

We've talked before on The Bottom Line about why lawmakers should not wait to deal with our unsustainable debt. Among the most important reasons for...
Jan 15, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fitch Calls for Credible Medium Term Deficit Reduction Plan

Following the enactment of the American Tax Relief Act a few weeks ago, two top credit rating agencies--Moody's and Standard & Poor's--announced...
Jan 3, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Credit Rating Agencies and IMF Say More Needs to Be Done

With President Obama's signing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), lawmakers have avoided most of the upfront hit of the fiscal cliff but...

Fitch Warns of Possible Downgrade as We Approach the Fiscal Cliff

With time running out for a deal, the U.S. credit rating may be in jeopardy if lawmakers don't reach a compromise to replace the fiscal cliff. Fitch...

Getting Closer: Fiscal Cliff Number One Concern for Investors

Wonkblog's Suzy Khimm reports on two new surveys showing that investor concern over the fiscal cliff has well overtaken their concern about Europe's...

Warning Shots for Lawmakers on the Debt

Today, the credit rating agency Moody’s made it clear that it is unlikely that the U.S. will be able to maintain its Aaa rating unless a...

Fitch: Fiscal Cliff Threatens Triple-A Rating

Fitch Ratings Managing Director David Riley appeared yesterday on Bloomberg Television, suggesting that the fiscal cliff could threaten the U.S.'s...

The Road to Economic Growth

The McKinsey Global Institute recently released a report assessing the efforts of the world’s ten largest mature economies (United States,...

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